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A taxing bodily function

Published in Independent Australia – August 2015 (Image courtesy GetUp.)

“Tampon tax” to stay: Despite a colourful and sustained media campaign that drew international notice, a 100,000 strong petition, and a commitment from Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey, GST reform on tampons has been rejected by NSW and WA. 625 more words


Dating sites - with a little help from television. Pt 2

This post was going to be my usual glib nonsense in which I reference vibrators, the waxy sheen of Shane Crawford’s face, and that one time I almost got stood on by a Clydesdale while I harassed Humphrey B Bear for a balloon. 864 more words

View from across the ocean (23/10/2015)

It was an important week back home, as we finally saw an end months in the making. I am of course talking about the finale of  629 more words

Quick And Dirty

Hockey Departure Allows Australia's Uncles To Reclaim The Word 'Avuncular'

Australia’s uncles are today celebrating regaining stewardship of the word “avuncular” following the resignation from parliament of former treasurer Joe Hockey.

“Ever since John Howard described Joe Hockey as ‘avuncular’ I’ve always felt my role as an uncle has been slightly tainted,” said Sydney uncle Tom Goodguy from his slightly cluttered front yard. 241 more words

The UnAustralian

Joe Makes a Comeback

Late Barking Report from the Pig’s Arms Political Analist, Roger Manne

As if it was not enough to be sent to the back of the room and made to sit in the naughty corner, and then to be sent home for sloppy work, Joe Hockey has been recalled to school by the former Minister for Education to complete homework that has been outstanding since 2014. 71 more words


Hockey, Lawler, Jackson: the self aggrandisement of the the mediocre

On Monday’s episode of Four Corners, we witnessed the destructive power of excessive self-belief as expressed in the folie à deux performed for us by Kathy Jackson and Michael Lawler. 419 more words